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Jeff Horn vs. Gary Corcoran Lands on BoxNation

British welterweight ace Gary Corcoran’s world title bid against Manny Pacquiao conqueror Jeff Horn will be shown exclusively live on BoxNation next month.

The 27-year-old will face the unbeaten Australian at the Brisbane Convention Centre on December 13th as he looks to cause an upset in Horn’s hometown by capturing his WBO welterweight world title.

29-year-old Horn shocked the boxing world with his impressive display against the legendary Pacman this summer when his come-forward and all-action approach caught the judges’ eyes as he went onto win the world title belt via a unanimous decision.

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51,000 fans crammed into Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium to cheer on the 12-to-1 underdog that day and were not left disappointed when the former high school PE teacher and 2012 Olympian dethroned the Filipino.

However, this time around he will have the odds in his favour as he returns home for his first defence against Top-10 contender Corcoran.

Nicknamed ‘Hellraiser’ the Londoner has won 17 of his 18 professional fights with just one loss - that coming against Welsh star Liam Williams.

He has bounced back well from that 11th round knockout defeat in July of last year by winning his last two fights, including a split decision victory over Larry Ekundayo in which he captured the vacant WBO Inter-Continental welterweight title.

The winner of Horn-Corcoran will be obligated to make his next defence against newly installed mandatory challenger and former light-welterweight unified champion Terence Crawford.

The American is one of the sport’s best pound-for-pound fighters and the chance to share the ring with him will be extra motivation for both men as they look to deliver fight fans an early Christmas present exclusively live on ‘The Channel of Champions’.

Jim McMunn, BoxNation Managing Director, said: “Jeff Horn caused a massive upset against Manny Pacquiao when he became the WBO welterweight world champion. He was the underdog in that fight but still rose to the challenge and shocked the boxing world. Gary Corcoran will be looking to do exactly the same thing when he shares the ring with Horn next month, exclusively live on BoxNation. It is a very intriguing fight and a great opportunity for Corcoran to hit the big time and become another British world champion. BoxNation subscribers can tune in on December 13th and witness a very exciting world title matchup.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pacquiaotard86 on 11-25-2017

I'm always a fan of the underdog. I like his brave and gutsy style and humble personality. I was a fan of Pacman when he was considered a undersized one dimensional lefthanded fighter, and now I'm a fan of the…

Comment by revelated on 11-25-2017

[QUOTE=SceneBoxer;18238965]I'm curious about Jeep Horn drawing power if he can consistently fill up 50k+ seats venue. How many people do you think will watch Horn-Codcoran?[/QUOTE] Horn/Corcoran is in a smaller venue, but I guarantee the whole of Australia will be…

Comment by revelated on 11-25-2017

[QUOTE=JWHardin;18239998]Its easy to call out people when you have your next two fights lined up, and knowing you won't win the second. [/QUOTE] He called out Floyd at the POST FIGHT bro, before he even knew he was going to…

Comment by JWHardin on 11-25-2017

[QUOTE=revelated;18238931]Jeff "The Hornet" Horn is on record calling out- - Floyd - Manny - Conor - Thurman - Khan - Bradley - Porter It's not his fault people keep ducking him. The only one I fully understand is TBE; he's…

Comment by SceneBoxer on 11-25-2017

[QUOTE=Randall Cunning;18238985]A lot of that was Pacquiao. The Horn/Corcoran fight is in a 4,000 capacity theatre[/QUOTE] :D I thought Jeep is the Joshua of OZ land where he can draw massive crowd in big venues.

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